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Infosecurity - Industry Launches Global Certification Effort Targeting Critical Infrastructure

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Industry Launches Global Certification Effort Targeting Critical Infrastructure

20 September 2013

It’s no secret that critical infrastructure is at risk from aging, legacy technology, a lack of up-to-date security practices and a lack of professional training. But a new collaborative has been established to develop a vendor-neutral certification for industrial control security.

The snappily-named Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) certification will be developed by a new industry collaborative, in conjunction with the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC).
Power utilities, the oil and gas industry, aeronautics and water management systems are just a few that are feeling increasing complexity in keeping the operational environment safe, secure and resilient against current and emerging cyber threats. And the threat is no myth: in 2012, US-CERT processed approximately 190,000 cyber incidents involving Federal agencies, critical infrastructure and the Department of Homeland Security’s industry partners – a staggering 68% increase from 2011.....

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